Thursday, September 10, 2009

Labour Day Camping

This past weekend we went camping with the Borelli's for the long Labour Day weekend. They took us to Happy Jack, 2 hours north, and hosted us in their trailer.

Tori catching her frog:







Yes, in just a 2hr drive, the landscape changes from sand & cactus & 990 degrees, to green TREES (I double-checked, they were actual real trees), and a rainy 75 degrees:




When One Gets Home From School ....

... One Must Immediately Change Into The Proper Attire:
Pink Sunglasses, Pink Plastic Heels, Rainbow Bracelet Worn Around The Ankle, And Wand.

Staycation

We decided on a mini-staycation with our best friends, the Maggiores. It was a GREAT day! We started with Jakes now-famous waffles for breakfast, with mimosas:


Then, we took the kids to the Childrens Museum of Phoenix: http://www.childrensmuseumofphoenix.org/default.aspx. This place was awesome, wish we'd discovered it before. Especially for this age. We were there hours & still didn't see all the exhibits. Matteo & Abigail didn't even notice they hadn't been given any lunch (which if you know these two, is a big statement!)
Craft table:



Painting a pink house, big hit:

More art:


This was a huge room filled with pool noodles hung from the ceiling. A little wild; as the kids tore through it running they couldn't see one step ahead of themselves, so a lot of crashing, but fun. Abby preferred to have Jake carry her through it but we did get this shot:

Then, a room set up as a grocery store:




Somebody's favourite:
Toddler area, complete with playhouse, and Abby's favourite activity: baby dolls to put to bed & cover with blankets (she plays this for hours at home even):


They would have played for hours if we let them. But none of us had eaten, so we all left to go to Jenn's dad's restaurant: http://www.kingsolomonspizza.com/ where he fed us mountains of sundried tomato & feta pizza. What a day, it was a fabulous staycation!

Grandma's Visit

We took Grandma to Pinnacle Peak Patio while she was here. A tourists taste of the Old West, if you like, with ribs, burgers, steaks & outdoor country music:









Random Summer Pictures

Crazy hair day at school:
This girl loooves her some sunglasses:



Fourth of July

Anyone that's ever been to Phoenix in July knows that you have to do your Fourth of July hot-dogs & ice-cream indoors, it's still fun, just different:

Then we rode the new Light Rail to Tempe Town Lake to watch fireworks. Here's Abby waiting for them to start. She LOVED them, just like her mama:

Friday, September 4, 2009

Life

Get up
Drop Abby off
Work
Pick up Abby
Get home
Eat
Watch the News
Bed
Get up
Drop Abby off
Work
Pick Abby up
Get home
Eat
Watch the News
Bed
Get up
Drop Abby off
Work
Pick Abby up
Get home
THREE DAY WEEKEND!!!!